The difference one caring person can make
CASAs in Josephine County are giving our most vulnerable children the opportunity to thrive. The results are measurable.
A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home.
- More likely to be adopted
- Half as likely to re-enter foster care
- Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care
- More likely to have a plan for permanency, especially children of color
Children with a CASA get more help while in the system.
- More services are ordered for the children
Children with a CASA spend less time in foster care.
- A report found that children without CASA involvement are spending an average of more than eight months longer in care, compared to children having CASA involvement.
Children with a CASA are less likely to be bounced from home to home.
- CASA volunteers improve representation of children
- Reduce the time needed by lawyers
- Are more likely than paid lawyers to file written reports
- For each of nine duties, judges rated CASA volunteers more highly than attorneys
- Highly effective in having their recommendations adopted by the court
Children with a CASA do better in school.
- More likely to pass all courses
- Less likely to have poor conduct in school
- Less likely to be expelled
Children with a CASA score better on these nine protective factors:
- Neighborhood resources
- Interested adults
- Sense of acceptance
- Controls against deviant behavior
- Models of conventional behavior
- Positive attitude towards the future
- Valuing achievement
- Ability to work with others
- Ability to work out conflicts